WFP food awaits its airlift to victims of the Pisco Earthquake in August 2007. Copyright: WFP/Archive

Peru: WFP-INDECI Will Facilitate Flow of Humanitarian Assistance

WFP and INDECI signed an inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement to ensure that Peruvians affected by natural disasters receive humanitarian assistance and high quality services provided by programmes, projects and emergency interventions; especially food supplies.

Overview

Even though the GDP per capita is over US$4,500, there is still 10 million people (36.2% of total population) living under poverty line, and almost three million (12.6%) in extreme poverty because of the high level of inequity. At rural level, the extreme poverty is more than the double of the national average (25, 7%).

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